Mumbai metro helps the city – level 3

26-06-2023 15:00

Mumbai, a city in India that’s known for its terrible traffic and overcrowded public transport, is hoping that the upcoming Aqua Line metro will provide a solution.

The metro network aims to alleviate congestion and provide better connectivity across the city. The Aqua Line is set to open in December and it’ll connect the southern island to the northern suburbs, reducing travel time significantly. The metro system is long overdue for a city with a population of over 22 million. The Aqua Line alone is expected to draw 85% of its commuters away from road travel. In addition to easing congestion, the metro is also expected to improve public safety and air quality.

The construction of the metro line has faced challenges; however, the authorities are determined to complete the project. The metro network is part of a larger plan to transform Mumbai’s public transport and stimulate development across the metropolitan region.

Difficult words: alleviate (to make something less severe), overdue (behind schedule), congestion (when a place is extremely crowded and blocked with traffic or people).

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What are the expected benefits of Mumbai's Aqua Line metro in terms of public safety and air quality?


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